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mama tea

February 16, 2010

Mama Tea is a company owned by Anna Louise Simpson and is based in Edinburgh, Scotland. The company sells a range of caffeine-free herbal teas designed for pregnant and nursing moms who love tea and want to continue to indulge safely. Each of the blends also come with some great benefits too. For instance, Cool Mama is great for heartburn during pregnancy, and the chamomile in this blend is also a natural relaxant. With delicious-sounding blends like ginger and chamomile and rooibos and elderflower, anyone who loves herbal tea should take notice of this up and coming tea company. I tasted all five blends, and was impressed at the variety of flavors, cup colors and aromas of these wonderfully composed herbal blends.

ready mama – a raspberry leaf and rose petal blend

With a stunning deep pink infusion and an aroma of fresh raspberry and a strong floral note, how could I not love this blend? It has a pleasant tanginess and is naturally slightly sweet. There is almost a bit of a green tea aspect in the background, which I quite enjoy. It has great body compared to many herbal teas and a nice, long finish.

morning mama – a ginger and chamomile blend

Morning Mama boasts a light yellow infusion and smells sweet, floral and spicy. With lemon balm and citrus peel, the aroma and flavor is balanced and lovely. The ginger is the star with a spicy kick that is a definite pick-me-up, as well as it is warming and satisfying. Would be great paired with gingersnap cookies, which I am craving all of a sudden…

cool mama – a spearmint and chamomile blend

To be honest, I thought this would be “just another mint tea”, but I was wrong! There are some interesting flavor profiles not commonly found in most mint teas. The floral component of the chamomile is very balanced and fits perfectly. It tames the cool spearmint without mellowing it too much. It is slightly sweet as well  and goes down easily with a great finish.

new mama – a fennel and lemon balm blend

This blend has a deep yellow, almost turmeric colored infusion. The aroma is complex, from sweet black liquorice and kind of a light curry scent (I might be crazy, but I think it’s the fenugreek). It tastes rich, creamy and full bodied, and is one of the most interesting herbal teas I have tried.

glowing mama – a rooibos and elderflower blend

I love rooibos, so I knew I would love this blend. It brews a light amber cup and smells heavenly. It has the sweet, earthy, woody flavor of South African rooibos and a pretty floral component due to the elderflower. For mamas (and others) who miss their black tea, brew this blend strong and add a little milk and sugar. Mmm…

Mama Tea has won another fan (me!). These are not your run-of-the-mill herbal blends. They were created with the assistance of a master tea blender, who perfectly harmonized the flavors of each of the herbs, spices and other ingredients to make these herbal teas a healthy indulgence for moms who don’t want to sacrifice great taste.


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